Cromer zoo celebrates World Tapir Day

Amazona Day in Cromer which is gearing to celebrate World Tapir Day on the 30th April where visitors

Amazona Day in Cromer which is gearing to celebrate World Tapir Day on the 30th April where visitors to the zoo can learn all about their Brazilian Tapirs at the zoo. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Their closest relatives are the other odd-toed ungulates, which include horses, donkeys, zebras and rhinoceri.

But, later this month, they will have a day dedicated to themselves.

Amazona Zoo in Cromer is celebrating World Tapir Day on Saturday, April 30.

Visitors to the zoo will learn about the Brazilian Tapirs, native to South America, with special morning and afternoon zoo keeper talks which will include information about their characteristics, feeding habits and breeding. There will also be a quiz where children can find clues about Tapirs and will be in with a chance of winning a cuddly toy Tapir.

Head Zoo Keeper Imogen White said: 'Our Brazilian Tapirs are very interesting mammals and we are very lucky to have two Tapirs at Amazona, Ennis and Lutador. World Tapir Day gives us an opportunity to recognise the importance of the conservation of Tapirs which are classed as vulnerable.'

The talks and entry into the Tapir quiz are free, normal entry applies.For more information visit www.amazonazoo.co.uk or call 01263 510741.